Karachi: Chinese national involved in ATM scandal arrested


KARACHI (DNA) – Security forces on Sunday arrested a Chinese national involved in ATM scandal from Karachi’s Defence area. According to details, the officials conducted raid in different areas and detained Chinese national. They also recovered ATM cards, devices and Rs6 lac from him. The security personnel told that as many as three accomplices of the suspect managed to flee the scene. Earlier, four culprits involved in ATM fraud were apprehended in an operation carried out by Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) in Rawalpindi while fake debit cards and machine tools were retrieved from their possession.

It is worth mentioning here that ATM scams are on the rise in Karachi with criminals using technical means to steal money through skimming devices which is secretly placed just above the card entry point in ATM machines. The skimming device reads users’ pin code and card data which is later misused to steal money.